New UN Internet campaign links rural African farmers to food bloggers

An innovative United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) online fundraising campaign will connect farmers in rural Africa to food bloggers worldwide.

Logistics companies TNT and UPS support humanitarian operations – UN agency

United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots run by the UN World FoodProgramme (WFP) in Ghana and Panama are benefiting from free warehousing facilities being provided by logistics companies UPS and TNT, the agency said today.

Billion grains of rice donated to UN anti-hunger agency thanks to Internet game

An Internet game in which a website donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme for every vocabulary question answered correctly by participants has passed the 1 billion grain threshold after just one month of operations.

UN food agency chief to visit West Africa to spotlight 'silent emergencies'

The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will visit West Africa next week to spotlight the “silent emergencies” gripping the region, the agency announced today.

First Zambian donation to UN food agency averts cuts in food aid

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed its first ever contribution of food from the Zambian Government -- a donation of 10,000 metric tons of maize worth $2.5 million -- that will allow hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Zambians to keep receiving crucial food assistance beyond September.

Lack of cash threatens school meals in Benin, warns UN food agency

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that tens of thousands of children in Benin will not receive their daily school meal when schools reopen in September unless additional funds are made available immediately.

UN food agency and China boost partnership against global hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Beijing Government have boosted their partnership aimed at helping China and the world to address hunger.

UN food agency chief thanks Pope Benedict XVI for supporting relief efforts

Pope Benedict XVI today received in private audience the head United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who voiced appreciation for support the agency has received from the Catholic Church.

Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow supports UN food agency

Sheryl Crow, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter from the United States, is throwing her support behind the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) after watching its Ambassador, actress Drew Barrymore, discuss child hunger, the agency said today.

Iranian news agency joins UN in fight against hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced a new partnership with Iran’s Cultural Heritage News Agency (CHN) aimed at raising awareness and generating funding for relief operations.